Fletcher features in Nations League success
Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher enjoyed a fruitful international break as his return to the Scotland side coincided with a change of fortunes for the Tartan Army.
Going into the latest rounds of matches Scotland had just 3 points from 2 games and were in danger of being relegated from what seemed a very winnable group C pool. Fletcher, recalled after a year out of the side, started the weekend fixture against Albania and scored a penalty on the stroke of half-time to give his country a 2-0 lead in a game they would g on to win 4-0. The well-taken spot kick was his first goal for Scotland in 2 years.
That victory meant Scotland went into Tuesday's home game against Israel knowing that a win would see them top their Nations League group, earn promotion to Pool B and a spot in the Euro 2020 play-offs.
After falling behind early on, Celtic's James Forrest scored a hat-trick to seal a 3-2 win with Fletcher involved in the build up to the second goal. His overall performances in the two games, leading the line in attack and bringing others into play was a real positive and if he will return to Sheffield Wednesday full of confidence.
The Owls have two home games next week, against Derby and Bolton and Fletcher should be heavily involved.